International award recognizes Jennifer’s inspiring influence – FE News

University of Chester (@uochester) graduate and guest speaker has won an international award celebrating inspiring women and recognizing her runaway success in the fashion world.

Jennifer Hodgson received the Agency of the Year award in the coveted The women of the city, New Faces Award.

The awards are dedicated to the myriad achievements of ordinary women, while highlighting their positive contributions to the community. They are also a celebration of female leadership, honoring inspiring women with an established track record of organizational and personal success.

Jennifer is the founder and director of MODA PR (Public Relations) which has offices in Chester and London.

The victory comes after it was featured in The Power Issue of The women of the city magazine, earlier this year, which celebrated 120 powerful and pioneering women, reshaping their industries, one step at a time. She appeared in the issue with names such as Jacinda Ardern and Vera Wang.

The idea for MODA PR came about while Jennifer was studying for a degree in Fashion Marketing and Communication at the University of Chester. She had returned to school, after two previous attempts in her early twenties, and graduated from college at age 28 with highest honors.

Jennifer has worked for renowned publications and PR agencies and launched MODA PR in early 2020. Specializing in fashion and beauty, the PR boutique provides clients with public relations, representation and management brand. In the first three weeks of its launch, MODA PR had already acquired three long-term customers – and the company has seen substantial growth despite the challenges of the pandemic.

While running the business, the 31-year-old also takes the time to lecture in fashion marketing and communications at the University of Chester, as a member of the Pay It Forward network. Jennifer will also be one of the industry mentors for the new BA (Hons) in Fashion Communication Marketing (Social Media) course, starting in September 2022.

Jennifer said: “I am absolutely delighted that MODA PR was named Agency of the Year – for over a year I have lived and breathed building this business. We have accomplished incredible things since our launch and to think that we are just getting started is mind blowing.

“At MODA, we take great pride in always going above and beyond for our customers, which has truly become our USP (Unique Selling Point). Many thanks to our customers, friends and family for all the support they have shown us over the past year – it has not gone unnoticed and we look forward to entering 2022 on a high note.

Tracey Hall, BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Communication Program Manager, added, “We are all very proud of Jennifer and her accomplishments. It is a credit to the course and to the University of Chester.

The New Faces Award was presented at a ceremony in London on December 8 after Jennifer was chosen from four nominees.

During the evening, 16 inspiring women and a very special man of the year were honored, including Trish Halpin, former editor-in-chief of Marie Claire and Lorraine Candy, former editor-in-chief of She, who received the Sue Douglas Award of Excellence, who launched Vogue.com and Glamor United Kingdom, BBC Africa’s new senior reporter Joice Etutu, who won Rising Star of the Year and Daps who won Man of the Year, and who produced amazing music and videos for artists such as Naira Marley, Davido, Jay Z, Drake, Chris Brown, T Pain and Mrs. Banks to name a few. His award was presented by Tim Campbell MBE, the BBC’s new co-host Apprentice, who gave a touching speech on how men could be part of a much needed change.

The women of the city magazine is described as “the number one women’s magazine on the business; Cheerleaders, Moms and Professional Women Around the World ”.

For more information on the The women of the city, New Faces Awards, please visit: https://www.newfacesawards.com.

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